Abi and Chris decided to marry in one of the most beautiful places in the world. It was my pleasure to join them for their Il Falconiere wedding in Tuscany. Their families joined them at the Relais and Chateaux Il Falconiere near Cortona for an amazing day to remember. This was a truly special occasion with their daughter, Mylee as the cutest flower girl and one of the proudest Dad’s I have ever seen.
Villa di Piazzano
We started the day at Villa di Piazzano, a stunning small hotel where Abi and Chris prepared for the day ahead. Abi’s Jimmy Choo shoes were particularly special and Mylee just had to try them on. Abi’s Dad drove the Alfa Romeo Spider to Il Falconiere for the wedding. I followed along behind with the car’s owner trying to hold a conversation with my very limited Italian!
Il Falconiere Wedding in Tuscany
At Il Falconiere Abi and Chris exchanged vows and rings in front of their families. The outdoor ceremony was held on the lawn in front of the tiny chapel in the hotel grounds. I love how these tiny chapels are everywhere in Italy. The resident falcon watched the ceremony from his perch on the lawn. It was a beautiful setting with the stone paths lined with terracotta pots of red geraniums. These always remind me of Italy!
Following some champagne to celebrate it was time to make the marriage legal. Now Chris got to drive the Spider into the nearby town of Castiglion Fiorentino. Here the mayor of the town conducted the legal ceremony in the cloister of the San Francesco church. It was quiet, beautiful and very Italian. The legal document just by itself was a work of art!
Then, it was back to Il Falconiere for more celebrations. We had some time for photos in the vineyard and olive trees before the wedding breakfast. There were a few showers in the evening so rather than risk dining outside they decided to set up the long table in the dining room. It was beautifully laid out with Italian olive oil favours, what else! The speeches were emotional and then it was onto Italian wedding cake and lots of dancing. It was a spectacular day and I know this little family (which has since grown by one!) will treasure those memories forever!
It was a pleasure to work with these wonderful suppliers at this wedding:
Video: Wedaways Life Event Films
Planner: Europe Wedding
You can see Chris and Abi’s engagement shoot here x